Rice moved up from No. 17 in last year’s rankings to tie with Washington University in St. Louis at No. 15 in this year’s annual survey of more than 300 colleges and universities. Rice has routinely rated among the nation’s top 20 universities since first appearing on the list in 1988.
“We’re delighted that Rice has advanced to No. 15 in the U.S. News rankings,” said President Reginald DesRoches. “It’s a testament to the outstanding education our faculty provides to our students every day of the academic year. We’re especially proud that Rice students are getting a great education for one of the best values in the nation.”